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Published by the Virginia Conference Historical Society since 1973, HERITAGE is the bi-annual scholarly bulletin of Virginia United Methodist history. We focus on the people of United Methodist history, presenting Virginia historical events from the human point of view. Each issue features one or more well-researched articles as well as updates on current endeavors in Virginia Conference historical circles, occasional book reviews and, most important, Rev. Raymond Wrenn’s “Notes from the Ethelbert Drake Society.” Named for the eccentric first editor of The Methodist Christian Sentinel (forerunner of today’s Virginia Advocate), the society is “dedicated to the preservation and dissemination of items of Virginia Methodist history which heretofore have been overlooked or suppressed.” Click here to view a sample issue (pdf)

Editor of HERITAGE
Myra Lindsey is the editor of HERITAGE. She can be reached at [email protected]

Subscribing to HERITAGE
HERITAGE is published in print and online editions. Subscription rates for 1 year (2 issues) are $10 for print edition, $7 for online edition and $12 for both. Those who renew for more than one year save us time and money and we do appreciate your thoughtfulness.

Click here to download a subscription form (pdf). Please mail your check and form to HERITAGE, PO Box 5606, Glen Allen, VA 23058-5606. Back issues are currently available (postpaid) for $5.

The Rev. Linda Crabbs is the Heritage Subscription Manager.  She can be reached at [email protected]

Manuscripts Sought
HERITAGE welcomes all queries and manuscripts regarding Virginia United Methodist history. Potential contributors should not be shy.

Heritage Writers Guidelines

Click here to download a pdf copy of the guidelines

To Publish in HERITAGE:  What You Need to Know

Subject: History of the Virginia United Methodist Conference

Article Type: Scholarly with bibliography and footnotes or endnotes—Academic quality, but not in academic writing style

Focus on: The people! History is about people.
• The conflicts and tragedies in their lives; their goals and noble causes.
• How did people feel, think, act, and react before, during and after historical events, whether
those events were caused personally or externally?
• What were the people’s strengths and weaknesses? Good and bad qualities?
• What obstacles did they, or did they not, overcome?

• We do publish articles focusing on places, events, and things of import, not people. Articles must show how the places, events, and things affected people and what peoplethought and felt and how they responded.

Queries, Articles, and Publication:
• Submit queries and articles, MS Word or PDF, to Myra Lindsey at [email protected]. We  welcome all.
• Articles average 2,000-4,000 words; shorter and longer articles when warranted.
• Published in May and November
• 6-12 months minimum for unsolicited manuscripts to be published.
• We publish original articles, excerpts from papers, books and theses as well as reprints and talks rewritten for publication.

Writing Process:
• Queries—
1) Author tells his/her interest in subject;
2) Editor tells what about subject is good for HERITAGE;
3) They agree on article’s focus.

• Articles—
1) Publication editor reads first draft then tells author needed changes and/or ways  to improve;
2) Publication editor copyedits and proofs, and then asks the author to approve or
revise based upon editor’s work;
3) Print editor does minor copyediting and proofing necessary prior to publication;
author gets final approval and one more opportunity to revise his/her article.

Payment: Free copies

Please click here to read the sample issue provided by this Web site (pdf)

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